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    Stay chooned in for more! Clint's Avatar
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    If you cut off the Apical meristem, for whatever reason, the rest of the plant is still going to want to grow, so it grows a new (or multiple ) Apical meristerm from one or more dormant nodes along the plant. IIRC (I'd like someone to back me up or correct me on this because I'm not 100% sure) , the Apical meristem secrets hormones that keep dormant nodes dormant. No Apical meristem = no hormones.

    Think of the meristem os a fetus and it's cells as stem cells. Ok, this is a weird analogy but go with it lol. It's undifferentiated cells can become cells of the protoderm, protocambium, or ground meristem which is a secondary meristem along with the vascular meristem (But don't confuse these with the Apical meristem)

    Really the "growth point" is the Apical meristem which is under a few protoleaves that have yet to develope. Think of a banana tree, how the center is really inside the pseudostem. I probably confused some of you just then lol.

    Bottom line without fancy explanations is, this is what happens when you whack on a nepenthes! Hurray! You'll have a bushier plant soon. They rarely die from being cut.

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    yep! at the base of every leaf there is a dormant growth point. if the main point gets eaten/hacked/broken off ect. these dormant point will take control of the plant. in Victoria's case there are 2 dormant buds. make sense?
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    Clint, youre right. And that class of hormones is called Auxins.
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    No, it took me a long time to write that You're just slow lmao

    Thanks Phission! Auxins... Auxins I gotta remember that.

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    got it! Thanks for the apical meristem explaination JLP, I was able to recall the last time i read about vegetative propogation in plants .... in my grade 10 about 8 yrs ago.

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    Is there any way to activate those dormant nodes without cutting of the rest of the vine?

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    You can try keiki paste they use for orchids.

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    You could bombard the plant with a copious amount of cytokinins, but thats probably a horrible idea....forget I even said that...unless you want to ruin a plant
    Z polski y dumny
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